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censorship at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


censorship at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] the practice or system of censoring something// --the censorship of television programmes//

censorship at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Act of changing or suppressing speech or writing that is condemned as subversive of the common good. In the past, most governments believed it their duty to regulate the morals of their people; only with the rise in the status of the individual and individual rights did censorship come to seem objectionable. Censorship may be preemptive (preventing the publication or broadcast of undesirable information) or punitive (punishing those who publish or broadcast offending material). In Europe, both the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches practiced censorship, as did the absolute monarchies of the 17th-18th cent. Authoritarian governments such as those in China and the former Soviet Union have employed pervasive censorship, which is generally opposed by underground movements engaged in actions such as samizdat publication. In the U.S. in the 20th cent., censorship focused largely on works of literature deemed guilty of obscenity (e.g., J. Joyce's Ulysses and D. H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover), though periodic attempts at political censorship also occurred (e.g., the effort to purge school textbooks of possible left-wing content in the 1950s). Recently some have called for censorship of so-called hate speech, language deemed threatening (or sometimes merely offensive) to various subsections of the population. Any censorship is usually opposed by the Amer. Civil Liberties Union. See also Pentagon Papers.

censorship at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

52 Moby Thesaurus words for "censorship":
abbreviation, abridgment, bamboo curtain, barrier of secrecy,
blackout, block, blockage, blocking, blue-penciling,
bowdlerization, cancellation, censoring, crackdown, crushing,
curtain, deletion, editing, erasure, expurgation, extinguishment,
hush-up, inhibition, iron curtain, ironbound security,
oath of secrecy, official secrecy, omission, pall,
psychological block, putting down, quashing, quelling, quenching,
repression, resistance, restraint, seal of secrecy, security,
smashing, smothering, squashing, squelching, stifling, strangling,
striking, subdual, suffocating, suppression, throttling, veil,
veil of secrecy, wraps

censorship at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[U] the act or policy of CENSORING books, etc:
press censorship * The decree imposed strict censorship of the media.

Censorship at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Censorship \Cen"sor*ship\, n.
The office or power of a censor; as, to stand for a
censorship. --Holland.

The press was not indeed at that moment under a general
censorship. --Macaulay.

censorship at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: counterintelligence achieved by banning or deleting any
information of value to the enemy [syn: {censoring}, {security
2: deleting parts of publications or correspondence or
theatrical performances [syn: {censoring}]

censorship at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


From Inter: suffix » censor|ship|lang=en.


* Inter: a » RP Inter: IPA » /ˈsɛnsəˌʃɪp/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"sEns@%SIp/
  • Inter: a » GenAm Inter: IPA » /ˈsɛnsɚˌʃɪp/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"sEns@`%SIp/
  • Inter: hyphenation » cen|sor|ship


    Inter: en-noun » s|-

  • The use of state or group power to control freedom of expression, such as passing laws to prevent media from being published or propagated.
    1. 1899, Category: w - :A. C. Benson|Arthur Christopher Benson, The life of Edward White Benson, sometime Archbishop of Canterbury: Volume 1
    2. : such a curious thing — it is the only thing left of the old censorship of the press."
    3. : I think that censorship is an admission that you have lost an argument

      Related terms

      * bleep censor

  • censor
  • censorware
  • media democracy
  • moral panic


    Inter: trans-top » use of state or group power to control freedom of expression
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|رقابة|f|tr=raqqaaba(t)
  • Chinese: Inter: zh-tsp » 審查|审查|shěnchá, Inter: zh-tsp » 檢查|检查|jiǎnchá
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|cenzura|f
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|censuur
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|sensuuri
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|censure|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Zensur|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|λογοκρισία|tr=logokrisia
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|cenzúra
  • Japanese: 検閲 (ken'etsu)

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Korean: 검열 (geomyeor)
    • Latin: censura, (of literature) literarum censura
    • Polish: Inter: l » pl|cenzura {{f}}
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|censura
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|цензура|f|tr=cenzúra
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|caisgireachd|f
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|cenzura
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|censura
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|censur
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|sansür, Inter: t- » tr|sıkıdenetim

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * sensorchip
  • sphericons

  • Category: Category:en:Freedom of speech -
    Translation: et » censorship
    Translation: el » censorship
    Translation: eu » censorship
    Translation: fr » censorship
    Translation: ko » censorship
    Translation: io » censorship
    Translation: it » censorship
    Translation: hu » censorship
    Translation: mg » censorship
    Translation: nl » censorship
    Translation: oc » censorship
    Translation: pl » censorship
    Translation: ro » censorship
    Translation: ru » censorship
    Category: simple:censorship -
    Translation: so » censorship
    Translation: fi » censorship
    Translation: ta » censorship
    Translation: te » censorship
    Translation: vi » censorship
    Translation: zh » censorship